CGI strengthens its OpenMedia senior team with appointment of Mark Hasselmann

Experienced industry professional joins as OpenMedia Product Manager to further enhance company’s product portfolio

Munich, Germany, 21 September 2021 – CGI, the leading newsroom system provider in Europe, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Hasselmann to the role of Product Manager for CGI’s growing OpenMedia portfolio.

Mark will lead the OpenMedia Newsroom Product team in the development and growth of the entire product family, including OpenMedia Infinity, NewsBoard and StudioDirector. As Product Manager, he will have a key focus  on cultivating partner integrations and enhancing the core strengths of the product family to continue delivering innovative, reliable, scalable and interactable solutions for existing OpenMedia clients workflows.

Mark brings a wealth of industry experience to the role, having worked in a series of senior strategic and project roles for over 13 years across the news and broadcast production sector, having begun his career as a Producer at RTL’s news studio in Munich and then went on to hold senior roles at PLAZAMEDIA and Red Bull Media House. 

Most recently, Mark joined CGI in 2018 as Director of Consulting Services, where he led the Business Consulting and Project Management team in supporting enterprises from different industries, delivering IT programs and transformation initiatives.

Hasselmann said: “I am thrilled to become a part of the OpenMedia success story, a pioneering industry leader within the NRCS arena, and I’m excited to bring my expertise and experience, working with the team to continue our 30 years legacy of delivering innovative products and delivering excellence to CGI’s clients and the wider industry.”

“We are delighted to welcome Mark to the CGI Media Solutions team,” commented Michael Pfitzner, Vice President, Newsroom Solutions at CGI. “We’re excited to have him on board and to be working closely with him, developing our global product strategy as OpenMedia continues to build upon its already strong position in the broadcast news production marketplace.”

Anton Schlatter, Vice President Consulting Services, Media Solutions and Head of Newsroom Business at CGI, added: “Mark is joining our team at an exciting time that sees OpenMedia add a number of new enhancements and offerings into the market, as well as continuing to expand our presence in North America and other geographies.”

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